Richard Dale Westmoreland

12 January 1948–17 March 1964 (Age 16)
Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States

The Life of Richard Dale

When Richard Dale Westmoreland was born on 12 January 1948, in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States, his father, Walter Eugene Westmoreland, was 35 and his mother, Alestine Marjorie Reed, was 31. He died on 17 March 1964, in his hometown, at the age of 16, and was buried in Evergreen Memorial Park, Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States.

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Walter Eugene Westmoreland
Alestine Marjorie Reed
Alestine Jane Westmoreland
Richard Dale Westmoreland

Parents and Siblings

    Walter Eugene Westmoreland


    Alestine Marjorie Reed




World Events (8)

1949 · NATO is Established

Age 1

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Age 2

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 7

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

Northern English: regional name for someone from the former country of this name, originally named in Old English as Westmōringaland ‘territory of the people living west of the moors (i.e. the Pennines)’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Richard Dale Westmoreland, "Find A Grave Index"

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